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Obama Agrees to Maintain Force Levels in Afghanistan

President Obama announced today that he will keep U.S. forces in Afghanistan at the current level of about 10,000 troops until the end of the year, delaying a planned drawdown in response to requests from Afghan leaders and U.S. military officials.

Obama spoke during press conference with Afghan President Ghani.

It’s nice to see the president taking steps to counter the establishment of yet another arena for Islamist mayhem and potential terrorist attacks against the United States. So it’s a good decision.

But Obama remains determined to withdraw all U.S. troops by the end of his presidency, which would probably be a mistake. And let’s hope he doesn’t really believe what he says about the Taliban:

Afghanistan and the United States agree on what the Taliban must do, which is break with al Qaeda, renounce violence, and abide by Afghan laws, including protections for women and minorities.

I mean, the president already thinks he can make a strategic ally out of the Iranians. The Taliban will die before they accustom themselves to civilized behavior. They need to be defeated, not given courses in citizenship.

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7 Responses to Obama Agrees to Maintain Force Levels in Afghanistan

  1. So, this little jackass leaves a huge vacuuum in Iraq for the rise of ISIS; he declares Yemen a success story; and he declared he ended the war on terror when OBL was killed. A/Q is on the run, and GM is alive and well.

    Now, he puts a timeline on Afghanistan for his remaining two years in office! It’s all about HIM and the speeches he will make for the next two years. Let his successor clean up his mess!

    • Timeline.I heard that a little while ago. I was not aware of what he had the nerve to say regarding what the Taliban must do. Now that the enemy knows exactly what his timeline is, they can make their plans now.
      As far as the next person cleaning up. I want to hear from everyone in Congress to let us know what they plan to do to clean up when he is gone.

  2. Because Obama lives in his own Opposite World, we know with certainty that he will NOT leave any US troops in Afghanistan. At least not to any effect.

  3. “Afghanistan and the United States agree on what the Taliban must do, which is break with al Qaeda, renounce violence, and abide by Afghan laws, including protections for women and minorities”. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Can he POSSIBLY be that stoopid? My wife and I “AGREE”” that the state of California should abolish the sales tax, stop funding high-speed rail and turtle tunnels and kick all illegals out of here. And that’s ALL more likely to happen than the Taliban deciding to play nice ’cause Barry says so!

  4. Our president is mentally ill.

    He is cloistered in a world of delusional, academic bliss. Free from reality, free from accountability.

    The cycle continues. Until the problem of his ‘tenure’ is solved.